Watch Sample 4K Video Footage from Newly-Announced Lumix DMC-GH4

Last night Panasonic revealed their new Lumix DMC-GH4 capable of producing 4K video and seemingly aimed directly at pro video shooters. There are some who are skeptical of cramming 4K video into such a small sensor and others who can't believe how amazing the camera reads on paper. Check out this sample footage from Lumix and you can draw your own conclusions.

I have to say, I'm really impressed. I hope this camera is affordable, because I could see myself shooting on a set of these. Pricing will be a big deal on how people perceive this camera, and we will offer more opinion as we get more information and get to test the camera first hand.

Also, check out Bryan Harvey's impressions while shooting that video:

Thanks for the comments in the Lumix announcement article for showing us this video!

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Can we watch 4k on a non 4k monitor? lol

Of course, on a MacBook Pro with Retina display ;)

Brendan James's picture

It's still only 2800x1800. Better than 1080 though.

Nope. you are watching in either 1920 by 1200 or 1680 by 1050 or 1280 by 800 or 1024 by 640 pixels.
Unless you have the App like QuickRes to unlock the 2K resolution setting.

Brendan James's picture

The standard resolution for the 15 inch MBP with Retina Display is 2800x1800.

you still don't get it. Yes, display is capable of 2800x1800.
Retina setting is still 1440 x 900.

go to > System>display> select scaled> ???
Can you show me where can i select 2800x1800 on my setting?

Brendan James's picture

On mine it says Best (Retina) = Looks like 2880 x 1800

not really. 1440 x 900 is what you are having on rMBP. (*as Retina = best )
unless you have app like QuickRes then you can set your display to 2800x1800.

Brendan James's picture

I have an rMBP from 2012 and it came with a 2800x1800 native display without the need for any third party apps. You can look on Apple's website and see the spec sheet too. Also, why would Apple give a monitor the capability to display a higher resolution but not allow the consumer to use it?

a MacBook Pro with Retina display is still not 4k. Maybe later there will be a Retina4k but for now, your just trolling... :)

You need to have at least 4k resolution to see a 4k video at full resolution. For most of us, that means scaling down to HD. However, in theory you should see exceptional HD video when viewing 4k content exported at HD. Of course YouTube recompresses everything so you have to look for other signs of quality video like the separation of boken on subjects or general resolving ability. The video looks good enough to find a place in some productions...

this thing with the math of 4k never stops. no you can't watch at 4k on a monitor that doesn't have 4k rez but, yes, you can see the difference in quality even if you're viewing at 1080

oh, yeah. almost forgot. lol

The question is: why the video on YT is not even FULL HD.

On the bottom right of the player, you can select the resolution. There is a 4k option... It sometimes will default to a lower resolution based on your connection (but the test can be skewed by a number of factors that have nothing to do with your connection).

Mike Folden's picture

Watching on my mbp retina and can't believe how quality the video is! AMAZING!

I'm floored.
Considering the likely price point it's a steal when taking the awesome image quality into consideration.
With regard to the "futureproof" remark ... my wild guess would be that high-quality FullHD content can be upscaled to 4k in a way very few would perceive as inferior to genuine 4k content.

What intrigues me however is the fact that when shooting in 4k "cropping" to FullHD is a viable technique until recently reserved for still images only. That gives a little bit more latitude in post production.

I viewed that video on a 4 yr old HP monitor and it STILL looks fantastic!

Ansel Spear's picture

WoW. Want want want.

fred lefeuvre's picture

It looks amazing ! Because of the Lumix or of the Yucatan ? The light is amazing, even in full HD ;)

its pointless unless you have a 4k monitor.....